ADE: More Mood Board Inspiration

As mentioned many moons ago, I love big, beautiful mood/inspiration boards. They’re a great way to translate our stream of consciousness into something tangible. Or, on the flipside, can help ignite or inform the creative process. Here are some mood boards that inspired collections for next spring. I always find it interesting to peer inside the minds of design’s top talent. Got a favorite?

1. J. Mendel

Spring 2013 Mood Board J. Mendel

Spring 2013 Mood Board J. Mendel

2. Joseph Altuzarra

Spring 2013 Mood Board Joseph Altuzarra

Spring 2013 Mood Board Joseph Altuzarra

Spring 2013 Mood Board Joseph Altuzarra

Spring 2013 Mood Board Joseph Altuzarra

3. Bidhu Mohapatra

Spring 2013 Mood Board Bidhu Mohapatra

Spring 2013 Mood Board Bidhu Mohapatra

Ready to create your own mood board? Erika of Small Shop shows you how in 5 easy steps!

Images: Eli Schmidt, ioulex and Anna Moller

Hat Tip: T Magazine

ADE: On the board...

I find inspiration boards… well, inspiring. But despite my appreciation, I have yet to actually create one (Please, don't judge me). It's just that I’m hesitant to butcher magazines and spend way too much time pondering online images. And so, I've promised to createan inspiration board - a beautifully tactile, real-life, and oversized inspiration board like these examples...

1. Kelly Wearstler

Kelly Wearstler Mood Board

Kelly Wearstler Mood Board

2. Angel Dormer of West Elm

Angel Dormer Mood Board

Angel Dormer Mood Board

3. Marchesa

Marchesa Mood Board

Marchesa Mood Board

How about you? Do you have an inspiration board?

Images: My Vibe Life, Lonny Magazine, Honestly WTF

A Designer's Eye (ADE) focuses on training and refining my artistic eye; developing my instincts; learning to trust them; and sharing what I find.